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#1 Vince Nemanic

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

Yesterday I got the latest issue of Model Cars magazine, and read the cartoon.  I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't gotten the magazine yet, but it got me to thinking of some of the strange things we do, such as using pantyhose over the end of a vacuum cleaner hose to find a lost part.

 

I thought it might be fun to start a thread of all those goofy things we do for our hobby.  I will start- today I went to the 99 cent store because a modelling friend told our club meeting that they had Spice Girl figures there, and that each figure has multiple poses and clothes.  You should have seen the checker's face when a 58 year old man buys a bunch of spice girls!

 

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:10 PM

these are close to 1/25 scale?



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

Any pictures Vince?

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

Using our hobby as cover for your spice girls addiction?



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

 

 

OK, your turn.

How can anyone follow a grown man admitting in public that he bought Spice Girl dolls for himself?  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

How can anyone follow a grown man admitting in public that he bought Spice Girl dolls for himself?  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:

 

As long as he doesn't buy any Spice Girls records it's OK! :blink:



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

Well, I'm not going to leave Vince hanging here. I've visited the dept. store makeup counter many times purchasing different wild shades of nail polish to spray through my airbrush.


Edited by 1320wayne, 14 December 2012 - 01:44 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

I've never done it myself, but I imagine that going to the makeup aisle to buy a couple of bottles of nail polish can be a little awkward...  :P



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

I've never done it myself, but I imagine that going to the makeup aisle to buy a couple of bottles of nail polish can be a little awkward...  :P

iv done it !!!!  and wen your in that isle and your a 17 year old boy it throws up an eyebrow



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

One thing I have done is check out the dollhouse area at Hobby Lobby... I've bought some tiny brass hinges there. Not so bad to go to the checkout with them, but when you're standing there "browsing" the dollhouse items and one of the store employees gives you that look...   :lol:



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

And then comes that "sweet spot" in a mans' life and it doesn't matter what anybody else is thinking.  (waiting) :)



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

I've got two co-workers who "Used to build 'em" building and attending shows / swap meets. Both have bought their first resin body in the last few months.



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

Well, I'm not going to leave Vince hanging here. I've visited the dept. store makeup counter many times purchasing different wild shades of nail polish to spray through my airbrush.

 

This has been one of my latest tricks too. They have some of the wildest colors available, way outside of the color range they offer in rattle cans or model bottles. I just shot some pearl essence on a car the other day and it looks fantastic..



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

And then comes that "sweet spot" in a mans' life and it doesn't matter what anybody else is thinking.  (waiting) :)

 

I'm with you here. I get some pretty funny looks while im in JoAnns (a fabric and craft store) I walk every isle and look at everything. One day i bought a bunch of lace (layed it over a model and shot paint at it..Very cool) i don't care what people think or the looks i get, i'm just having a blast! 



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

SPICE GIRLS.

 

About three inches tall. 12 different girls.

 

I think their legs are too long. (Could a girl have legs that are too long?)

 

 

 

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Here is one; I shortened her legs 1/4 inch.

 

 

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

I go to Sally's beauty product store with my wife. Guys you shouldn't be to bothered what people think, they have a great selection of nail polishes in all colors of metallics and pearls. The lady in the store says alot of men buy the nail polishes for all kinds of hobbies, they even get taxidermists in there and buy them. My LHS doesn't have a selection of paints that large.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

One icky word. Pantyhose. Better than fiberlgass or micro-baloons.



#18 Vince Nemanic

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

Boy, what a tough crowd! 

 

The figures say on the package that they are 3 inches, which works out to be a bit tall, but we all know how hard it is to find female figures that aren't conversions from male figures, with very large hands and all of the wrong proportions.  I appreciate those of you who were brave enough to give more examples. 

 

I must admit that I had a good laugh at some of the comments, and I hope to hear more input from you guys.  Hopefully some of you will even give me some ideas to steal.

 

This HAS been a fun thread, but a little different than I expected.  Don't stop now!



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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

Speaking of nail polish, when in that area check out the little fingernail sticky's, or nail tattoo's that are there. They make for interesting little pieces for jackets, and such. Check out the bed cover, on my HO scale 54 Ford.  Also check out thye bead aisle, and sewing dept's. You'll find all sorts of useful stuff there. When I was doing 1/25th scale I would but 2-3 yards of white corduroy material for interior use.

 

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

I buy the fake fingernails and use them as headlight visors. Sally's is a great place!

 

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